Maldives, Indian Ocean

A luxurious Maldivian-style hideaway, set amongst stunning untouched pristine beaches and a lush tropical backdrop, this award-winning retreat has plenty to offers its guests. As well as a wide range of enticing eateries, some of the Maldives’ largest villas and the stunning AySpa, there’s around-the-clock butler service, an assortment of water sports, some of the country’s best surf breaks a short speedboat ride away, plus a brilliant kids’ club and an extensive list of curated activities and excursions, from sunset cruises and fishing trips to island safaris and explorations.

The Scene

Located in the relatively unexplored Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll in the southern Maldives (just under 20 miles above the Equator), Ayada is approximately 270 miles south of Malé, accessible via a 55-minute domestic transfer flight followed by a 45-minute boat transfer.

Our Room Pick

At Trending Travel we were absolutely ‘wowed’ by Ayada’s Beach Villas.  Set in their own secluded private garden, they boast direct access to the beach, an extensive terrace area and a secluded private plunge pool… the perfect spot from which to enjoy one of the biggest Instagram trends in the last few years – Ayada’s floating breakfasts and sundowners – or to take in the breathtaking star-gazing opportunities that the remoteness of the resort’s unspoilt setting provides.

The Vibe

Barefoot luxury at its finest, this Maldivian paradise – carefully built to reflect its natural environment and the local traditions and where the utmost attention has been paid to offering the highest levels of service – is the perfect blend of luxury, activity, exploration and relaxation, making it a top spot for couples, families and groups of friends alike.


Maldives, Indian Ocean

  • Free Wifi
  • Fitness Centre
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sea Views
  • Beachfront
  • COVID-19 Commitment to Cleanliness